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My dad scratch built my dollhouse almost 40 years ago. I just got it back from my sister (she had girls, I have boys) and unfortunately time & play have not been kind. So I'm in the process of doing a complete renovation. I always wanted electricity in it so tonight I'm attempting to wire it. I've already repainted the exterior and some of the interior trim. I look forward to showing her off when I'm done. Oh I'm doing rustic farmhouse decor.
First Room Box
Been pressed for time lately and decided to try my hand at my first room box for a quick victory and something new. Just wondering if there is anything special I should know, common mistakes to avoid? It seems pretty straight forward, but those are usually the projects I screw up on the most. Thanks in advance!
Hello from Missouri !!!
By Vera Cat
This is my first official post! I've been hanging out around the forum for a couple weeks, reading and learning, ever since I ordered my first dollhouse a couple weeks ago.
My mother enjoys miniatures and I was looking for a Christmas present when I stumbled across Greenleaf kits.
Immediately I was transported back to my childhood, yet experienced additional interest because of my background as an artist and lover of all things crafty. I ordered the half scale Diana for my mother and I to complete together. Really I imagine it will more be like my mother picking out all the finishes (designing role) and me doing all the finicky things (which I strangely love).
The Diana is the perfect miniature Victorian cottage for my mother. I can't wait to work on it! (Its also a Christmas present to myself I guess )
Looking forward to more dollhouse chat!
My first project is complete and it has special meaning!
I spent a lot of time at my grandparents when I was a child. After my grandpa's passing I wanted to create a room box of their kitchen, as this is where we spent most of our time. I can still remember my grandpa sitting at his special place at the table and my grandma slaving over the store making one of her many, delicious suppers! It took me years to complete the room box because of time restraints but I can happily say that I think I'm complete! I actually completed it just in time to showcase it at my grandma's funeral. It was a huge hit!
Started w/the outside; Family pictures at my grandparent's over the years
In progress- Photo of my Grandpa and niece at the kitchen table. Starting to looks so real!
My grandpa taught me how to color so a coloring book and crayons on the table were a must!
Walking into the kitchen; I always remembered the duck on the counter holding pens and bills, the family tree plaques and antlers above my grandpa's chair, some type of pie or baked good being prepped for baking on the counter, green Kool-Aid was always made in the waiting in the frig, my grandpa's inhailer always on the window sill by his chair at the table, the latest family photos stuck in the trim behind my Grandpa's chair, the rug that my Grandpa had to have under his feet when sitting at the table and the most important- cards on the table from the hundreds of crazy 8 games that were played!
The retro metal sink and dumplings cooking on the stove (a family fav!)
My grandparents only source of heat! This was also grandma's favorite way of cooking. Notice the huge burn mark on the floor- that was Grandma- she dropped the stove cover one day! Opps!
Top view of the entire roombox
My grandpa and his annual growing of his amaryllis. Notice it on the table!
My grandparents! My Inspiration! Miss them dearly!